Jamphlars ADN S NT208956 1 385 80m

Jamphire 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Jamphlars 1801 Sasines no. 5944 [part of the barony of Balgony]
Temphlars or Imphlars 1806 Sasines no. 7363 [part of the lands of Wester Balgony or Little Balgony]
Jamphleer 1828 SGF
Jamphlars 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? French champs + ? French fleur

‘Flower field, field of flowers’. This is an unlikely etymology for an unlikely name! Nor does a derivation from Sc jampher, ‘a scoffer, one who makes sport at the expense of another’ (DSL), inspire much confidence.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1